'BBC Radio 5 Live featured a fictitious story about Downing Street's new cat after being duped by independent film-maker Chris Atkins to coincide with the launch of website churnalism.com'The Guardian have the audio. One has to wonder how the BBC justify their claims to be a premier news gathering and reporting organisation when they fall for this sort of story. Maybe the chance to have a few digs at Tory cuts and lack of planning was just too tempting for the Labour loving BBC.
Thursday, 24 February 2011
The BBC guilty of not fact checking a story?
The Guardian reports a case of the BBC falling for a story without checking it.